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Baba Yaga's Magic

Jun 7, 2022

We’re not going to be talking about the little mermaid in this episode. This one is all about the Rusalky - the ancient water spirits of Slavic lore and legend. Some say that the Rusalky are evil or treacherous spirits, haunting ponds and rivers, simply waiting for a hapless person to come by so that they can pull...


May 17, 2022

Ancestor worship is huge in Slavic folk magic practices. We see the ancestors show up again and again in the old ways and beliefs. The power and presence of the ancestors can’t be overstated. But do we need a connection to our ancestors? Why would we want to cultivate that relationship? And when we do decide to bring...


Apr 13, 2022

You may have seen the beautiful and intricately decorated pysanky that Slavic people create around Easter time that are powerful talismans for spiritual protection and blessings. But there is so much more to Ukrainian egg magic. In this episode of Baba Yaga’s Magic, you are going to learn the magic of Ukrainian Eggs!...


Mar 15, 2022

In this episode of Baba Yaga’s Magic, you are going to meet another Slavic Spirit - you can call him The Lord of the Woods of the Master of the Forest, you can call him Chuhaister or the kind one - but he is the Lisovyk! The Lisovyk is a forest spirit who can pass magical gifts on to you or trick you by leading you...


Feb 22, 2022

In this episode of Baba Yaga’s Magic, you are going to meet a spiritual cousin of Baba Yaga - someone who’s not so well-known outside of Slavic cultures but is one of the most well-known spirits in Eastern Europe - the Domovyk! The Domovyk is a house spirit and in some ways, he’s a little like Dobby the house elf,